West Indies vs. India in Group 2 of the women’s T20 World Cup
(20 overs): West Indies 118-6 (Taylor 42, Sharma 40). 3-15 \sIndia 119-4 (20 overs): Ramharack 2-14; Ghosh 44* (32);
India triumphed by a score of six wickets.
India easily defeated West Indies by six wickets to advance to the semifinals of the Women’s T20 World Cup in Cape Town.
With just 11 balls remaining, Harmanpreet Kaur and Richa Ghosh helped their team meet their target of 119 by adding 72 runs for the fourth wicket.
Harmanpreet hit a 42-ball 33 as the captain, and Ghosh scored an unbeaten 44 to end.
The outcome sets up a Saturday top-of-the-table match between England and India to determine who will win group two.
In their opening innings, West Indies struggled to 118-6 thanks to Stafanie Taylor’s valiant 42 off 40 balls.
Taylor and Shemaine Campbelle, who each scored 36 runs, rebuilt the innings with a partnership of 73 after losing star hitter Hayley Matthews for two in the second over.
However, the team’s batting woes persisted as spinner Deepti Sharma took 3–15, becoming the first Indian bowler to record 100 T20 international wickets in the process.
West Indies still has a chance to qualify, but they need to win their next two games and hope that other outcomes would go their way.